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Euro 2012: The Bayern-Germany connection

6/2/2012

UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, kicks off June 8. In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, Playbook is teaming up with ESPN FC to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation.

Bayern Munich lost the UEFA Champions League final in heartbreaking fashion. But many of the club's players might not need wait long for redemption.

And we mean many. Eight members of manager Joachim Loew's 23-man Germany squad for Euro 2012 hail from Bayern -- more even than Spain superclubs Barcelona (seven) and Real Madrid (five).

Here's a look at all the players, wearing both of their powerhouse squads' kits:

BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER (midfielder)

THOMAS MUELLER (midfielder)

PHILIPP LAHM (defender)

MARIO GOMEZ (forward)

MANUEL NEUER (goalkeeper)

JEROME BOATENG (defender)

TONI KROOS (midfielder)

HOLGER BADSTUBER (defender)

TRIVIA

Which Bayern player boasts the most caps for Germany?